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Mamertiner's coin . Avers Adranos, Revers a dog

Adranos ( Greek  Ἀδρανός ) is an ancient regional deity in parts of Sicily , who was particularly worshiped in Adranon . According to one version of the myth, he is the father of the Palikoi .

In the city there was a regional cult center, where, according to information, Diodor's dog sacrifices were carried out. Claudius Aelianus reports that up to a thousand dogs were kept there, which greeted visitors during the day and led the drunks home at night. Bad visitors were torn apart by them.

The image of his head can be found on a Mamertine coin , which was made between 275 and 250 BC. Was coined. a dog is shown on the lapel.


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Individual evidence

  1. Plutarch : Timoleon 12.
  2. a b Diodorus 14, 37.
  3. ^ Claudius Aelianus : De natura animalium 11, 20.
  4. ^ Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum